College Corner tidbits

Brittany Sedlock, a Northern Cambria graduate, was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference's Player of the Year for her efforts on the St. Vincent women's basketball team.

The Altoona Mirror


Area College Basketball

Bethany 74, Thiel 67: GREENVILLE, Pa. - Junior British Alexander and sophomore Reece Mabery both scored 19 points, as Bethany overcame a five-point halftime deficit in the Presidents Athletic Conference Tournament championship game on Saturday. Leading the Bison (21-7) was Mabery, who matched his season-high in points and made three steals, and Alexander, who also amassed 12 rebounds, five blocked shots and five steals.



College wrestling: Waynesburg University had three individual champions and finished third in the team scoring Saturday at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional held at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind.



Bethany, TMC win PAC titles
Third-seeded Bethany upset the top-seeded and host Thiel 74-67 Saturday night win the Presidents' Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament championship.



Bison roll Thiel 74-67 to become PAC Basketball Champs

Bethany’s Reece Mabery scored 19 and British Alexander totaled 19 points, 12 rebounds, 5 blocks and 5 steals, as the Bison rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to pull out a 74-67 victory at top-seeded Thiel Saturday night in the PAC Tournament championship game.

Ohio Valley Athletics


No. 1 Thomas More women win PAC tournament

Senior center Nicole Dickman (Notre Dame Academy) recorded her 20th career double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead the No. 1 Thomas More College women's basketball team to a 66-55 win over No. 19 Saint Vincent College Saturday in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Tournament championship game at the Connor Convocation Center.


Bethany Men Win PAC Title
The victory gives the Bison an automatic bid the D-III National Tournament.
Greenville, Pa -- The Bethany Bison upset the top-ranked Thiel Tomcats 74-67 on the road to earn their Presidents Athletic Conference-high 13th conference men's basketball championship.




Jackets fall in semifinals
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - Emily Fenton led five Saint Vincent players in double figures Friday with 18 points as the Bearcats forged a big first-half lead and cruised to a 70-53 win over Waynesburg in the Presidents' Athletic Conference women's basketball tournament semfinals.



PAC title on the line
Bethany (20-7) will play at Thiel (20-6) for the Presidents' Athletic Conference men's basketball title at 7 p.m. today. Bethany is going after its 14th PAC men's title.
Post Gazette

Bethany Bison set to play #1 Thiel for PAC Title
BETHANY – The PAC title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament will be on the line Saturday night when the third-seeded Bethany College men’s basketball team travels to #1 Thiel for the conference tournament championship game. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Tomcats, Bison Square Off in PAC Championship Final
GREENVILLE, Pa. – The top-seeded Thiel College men’s basketball squad will square off against third-seeded Bethany College in the 2011 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament final Saturday evening (7 p.m.) at Beeghly Gymnasium. The Tomcats will be looking to secure their fourth overall conference championship and first since the 1999-2000 season.


No. 1 Thomas More women roll into PAC championship game at 27-0

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- Sophomore guard Chelsea Tolliver (Simon Kenton) scored a team-high 12 points to lead the No. 1-ranked and No. 1 seeded Thomas More College women's basketball team to a 66-54 victory over No. 5 seed Grove City College on Friday night in a Presidents' Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal game at Connor Convocation Center .



A newsmaker you should know: Waynesburg University coach runs for a cause
If you can't beat cancer, try outrunning it. That is the philosophy of a Waynesburg man who has been racing across Greene County for five years, hoping to find a cure.
Post Gazette


Bethany slips past St. Vincent 66-65 – Moves on to PAC Title Game

The Bethany Bison were able to hold off a 2nd half Bearcat comeback on their way to a narrow 1 point victory, defeating St. Vincent 66-65 Thursday night.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Bethany Men Advance To PAC Basketball Championship
Bison will face Thiel for the Title.
LATROBE, Pa. -- Sophomore Reece Mabery scored all 15 of his points in the second half and the Bethany College men’s basketball team held off two final challenges from Saint Vincent in the final 30 seconds to escape with a 66-65 victory in Thursday’s PAC Tournament semifinal.



Montour Grad Weifenbach Earns Two Conference Crowns
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson College junior Justin Weifenbach (Coraopolis, Pa./Montour) dominated the local college diving scene this winter on the way to earning the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s Diver of the Year award as well as First-Team All-Conference accolades.


Thomas More

The reward for the women winning their first-round game in the Presidents' Athletic Conference tournament Tuesday is hosting the semifinal and championship games this weekend.


An Erie-centric look at college swimming

Check out the former Erie swimmers who made the all-Presidents’ Athletic Conference teams: Grove City’s Cam Coppelli (Saegertown) and Eric Fairchild (Corry); Washington & Jefferson’s Andy Rish (Cathedral Prep); and Westminster’s Ryan Taylor (Fairview) and Erin Erdley (Cochranton).


Waynesburg football schedule released
There will be one new opponent on Waynesburg University's football schedule in 2011.
For the first time in school history, the Yellow Jackets will travel to Newport News, Va., to open the against Christopher Newport on Sept. 3. They will follow that contest by hosting Wilkes Sept. 10 as part of the PAC/MAC Football Challenge Series.

Observer Reporter


Bethany & St. Vincent Set To Clash For Spot In PAC Title Game

BETHANY, WV. -After an impressive victory in the opening round of the PAC Tournament Tuesday, the third-seeded Bethany College men’s basketball team travels to #2 Saint Vincent for a conference semifinal match-up Thursday at 7 p.m.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Nedley PAC honoree
Westminster College's Alan Nedley was named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference Men's Swimming & Diving first-team. The sophomore, from White, is a Connellsville graduate.

The Herald-Standard



Campus Corner

GROVE CITY – Senior twins Chris and John Bodle of Clearfield qualified for the ‘B’ finals in two events to place for Westminster in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships at the Grove City College Pool last week.


Saints slip past Presidents
Brian Felker's hot streak ended at the worst possible time for the Washington & Jefferson men's basketball team.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Men Advance, Women Fall In PAC Tournament

The Bethany Mens Basketball squad advanced Tuesday night into the PAC semifinals after defeating Westminster 90-58.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Waynesburg women win; advance to PAC semis
WAYNESBURG - Waynesburg University's Hannah Hunter jumped in exhilaration while her teammates cheered, as the Yellow Jacket's clinched a berth to the PAC Tournament Semifinals with a 52-42 victory against Washington & Jefferson Tuesday.

The Herald-Standard


Yellow Jackets fall to Thiel
Blair Rozenblad registered a double-double as top-seeded Thiel downed visiting Waynesburg 73-63 in the opening round of the PAC Tournament Tuesday.

The Herald-Standard


Bethany Men On to Semis: Bison use 39-5 run to advance in PAC tourney
BETHANY - The Bethany College men's basketball team closed the first half with a massive 39-5 run to build a big halftime spread and go on to a 90-58 victory against No. 6 Westminster in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals Tuesday night at Hummel Field House.

The Intelligencer


W&J can't keep up with Waynesburg's Jones
WAYNESBURG - Elisha Jones has experienced the darkest days of Waynesburg University women's basketball - a miserable 1-25 season during her freshman year.

Observer Reporter



Presidents' Athletic Conference Tournament Tips Tuesday
Thomas More College will enter the 2011 PAC Basketball Championship Tournament as the No. 5 seed.


Conference tournaments
Several regional college basketball teams will play in conference tournaments tonight.
Thiel plays host to Waynesburg, Grove City visits Saint Vincent and Westminster visits Bethany in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s tournament. On the women’s side, Thiel travels to Thomas More and Bethany plays host to Grove City.


Bethany Bison Host Westminster To Open PAC Tournament

BETHANY, WV- After earning the third seed for the PAC Tournament, the Bethany College men’s basketball team will open the conference playoffs Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in Hummel Field House against sixth-seeded Westminster.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Bethany Women open PAC Tournament Against Grove City

BETHANY, WV – The Bethany College women’s basketball has earned the #4 seed for this week’s PAC Tournament and will host #5 Grove City Tuesday night in a 6 p.m. quarterfinal match-up at Hummel Field House.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Thomas More
The Thomas More College men hit the road beginning tonight for the President's Athletic Conference Tournament, while the TMC women start at home and can also finish there.


Waynesburg has one goal remaining
The Waynesburg University women's basketball team has reached many of its goals and erased several mind-boggling streaks this season, it's winningest in more than a decade.

Observer Reporter


Campus Corner: Ryan, Wilt help Grove City win swimming title
Major contributions from a pair of former Centre County swimmers enabled Grove City to win its ninth Presidents Athletic Conference women’s swimming championship over the weekend.
Centre Daily Times


South’s Smith commits to Westminster College

South Gwinnett senior Justin Smith has accepted an offer to play football for Westminster College (Penn.). The Comets now have 11 senior players who will join college football programs this fall.

Gwinnett Daily Post



Grove City Sweeps PAC Meet
The final day of competition at the PAC Championships was electric as usual, with the stands packed and the swimmers pumped. It was a very fast and loud night at the James E. Longnecker Competition Pool. After an emotional senior recognition, the entire pool joined in the “Roller Coaster Cheer,” a PAC classic. A few swimmers from the AMCC’s Cabrini College proceeded to introduce the already rowdy swimmers on deck to the “Bonzi Cheer”, which had everyone in the pool loud and on their feet for the start of the final session.

College Corner: Women's Basketball

Saint Vincent College sophomore Melissa Mansur (St. Pius X) led the Bearcats with 14 points in a 73-48 loss to Thomas More, the top-ranked team in the nation. Mansur also had six points, two steals and four rebounds for the No. 14 Bearcats in a 58-46 win over Grove City.
The Mercury

Local Roundup

Geneva 60, Waynesburg 58 -The Yellow Jackets wasn't able to close the regular season with a road victory over the Golden Tornadoes, coming up short in the waning moments of the contest.
The Herald-Standard

Small college basketball: Victory gives W&J men home game in tourney
The Washington & Jefferson men's team built a big halftime lead, then held off a furious rally by Bethany to defeat the Bison, 74-67, Saturday afternoon in a Presidents' Athletic Conference regular-season finale at Henry Memorial Center.

Observer Reporter


Briefs: PAC swimming
The Washington & Jefferson women finished in second place, and the men's squad placed third at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships at Grove City College.
Observer Reporter

Bison Women Beat W&J, Earn #4 Seed in PAC Championship Tournament
WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Bethany College women’s basketball team closed the game with a 16-4 run to post a 65-58 come-from-behind victory at Washington & Jefferson in the regular season finale Saturday afternoon.
Ohio Valley Athletics


Briefs: PAC swimming
The Washington & Jefferson College women's and men's swimming and diving teams remained in second and third place, respectively, after the second day of competition Friday in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Grove City.
Observer Reporter

PAC tournament time
The Presidents' Athletic Conference will have its men's and women's basketball tournaments this coming week. First-round games will be Tuesday with the men's semifinals Thursday and the women's Friday. Championship games will be next Saturday at the highest remaining seeds.

Post Gazette


Trotwood grad has Bethany campus abuzz

The tip dunk against Thomas More College had the campus buzzing for days, but British Alexander (Trotwood-Madison) didn’t understand the fuss.
Dayton Daily News



Bethany Women Need a Win Saturday at W&J for PAC Home Game

BETHANY – There will be a lot on the line for the Bethany College women’s basketball team Saturday afternoon when they travel to Washington & Jefferson for the regular season finale. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m..
Ohio Valley Athletics


Bethany College senior Tara Harris was limited to five points but added seven rebounds, three assists and two steals Wednesday to help the Bison top Chatham 65-59. The former Zanesville standout had six points and six rebounds Saturday as Bethany lost 87-62 to undefeated Thomas More.
Zanesville Times Recorder



Waynesburg 77, Washington & Jefferson 56

The Yellow Jackets broke the game open in the second half with a 14-4 run to sweep the Presidents' Athletic Conference series from the Presidents.
The Herald-Standard

W&J grinds out win over Waynesburg
WAYNESBURG - Before getting into the game details, let's devote some time to the finer points and well-executed plays of Washington & Jefferson's men's basketball game Wednesday night at Presidents' Athletic Conference rival Waynesburg.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Bison Roll on With 82-61 Win at Pitt-Greensburg

GREENSBURG, Pa. – Sophomore James Barton (Bethel Park, Pa.) led four scorers in double digits with 18 points as the Bethany College men’s basketball women their fourth straight with an 82-61 non-conference victory Wednesday night at Pitt-Greensburg.

Ohio Valley Athletics


District Basketball

Westminster 61, Geneva 47 The Golden Tornadoes lost their fifth straight to fall to 8-16 for the season. Geneva gave up 21 offensive rebounds to the Titans and turned the ball over 21 times. Alyse Scarsella (Monaca) led Geneva with 16 points (8-of-13 shooting) and eight rebounds. Leah Prisuta (Riverside) added 10 points.

Beaver County Times

Kriston shooting sharp for Presidents
Catlyn Kriston was known for her long-range shooting skills while she was a member of the Fox Chapel Area High School girls basketball team.
Your Fox Chapel

Thomas More Women

After its 74-49 win over Thiel on Wednesday the Thomas More College women's basketball team is one win away from its second unbeaten regular season in the past four years, but it hasn't clinched the President's Athletic Conference regular-season championship.



Quick Hits

Westminster freshman Courtney Zitt averaged 16.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in two President’s Athletic Conference wins decided by a combined three points. She had a 35-foot buzzer beater to beat Thiel, 59-58, with 15 points, nine rebounds and three steals, then added 17 points and six boards in a 55-53 victory against Washington & Jefferson.



Preview: Presidents'/AMCC

For the 21st straight year, Presidents’ Athletic Conference swimmers, divers, coaches, and fans will flock to Grove City College for the annual conference championship meet.


Campus Corner

Men's Basketball: NEW WILMINGTON - Sophomore guard Matt Shiner of Clearfield came through with a solid performance in his second start for Westminster (5-18) Saturday afternoon, leading the Titans with 13 points while adding three rebounds and one steal against Thiel.


Bethany's Alexander Picks Up More Awards In Outstanding Season

BETHANY – Bethany College junior British Alexander (Dayton, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) continued his stellar first season as a Bison when he was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and ECAC South Region Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 14.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Campus clippings
Women's basketball, Chatham: Junior guard/forward Lizz King (Knoch) became the Division III school's all-time leader in 3-point field goals after making six in a 60-48 win over Geneva in Presidents' Athletic Conference action last week. King has 139, which breaks the old mark of 134. She also tied the single-game record for 3-pointers at Chatham (9-14, 4-10).

Valley News Dispatch


Alex Bernardi continues knee injury recovery

It's been a long road back for Alex Bernardi. For the past 12 months, the 2009 St. Clair High School graduate has continued to work her way back into top condition after undergoing surgery to fix her torn right anterior cruciate ligament.

The Times Herald


District college basketball highlights

Geneva 61, Grove City 58 Geneva squandered a 12-point second-half lead before rebounding to defeat Grove City. Geneva led 46-34 following a 14-2 run only to see Grove City take a 58-57 lead with 1:15 to play. Rich Colick, who had a team-high 23 points, and Bryan Hill each hit a pair of free throws down the stretch to win it for the Golden Tornadoes, who moved to 17-6 for the season.

Beaver County Times



Small College Basketball

Saint Vincent 64, Waynesburg 57: Savannah Hardy made a jump shot with 1:15 remaining that broke a tie and propelled Saint Vincent, ranked No. 17 in NCAA Division III, to a 64-57 victory over host Waynesburg in a PAC game.

Observer Reporter


Bethany Women Fall to Thomas More

BETHANY – The Bethany College women’s basketball team lost to #1 Thomas More 87-62 Saturday afternoon in Hummel Fieldhouse. The loss drops the Bison record to 6-8 in the PAC and 11-12 overall. Thomas More improves to 23-0 on the season, including 14-0 in the conference.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Sunday Sports Headlines

Senior forward Luke Tomaselli fired in a career-high 28 points Saturday afternoon but the Grove City College men's basketball team fell just short of upsetting visiting Geneva as the Golden Tornadoes escaped the Grove City College Arena with a 61-58 win. Saturday's game does not count in the Presidents' Athletic Conference standings due to Geneva's provisional status in NCAA Division III. The Wolverines visit Saint Vincent Wednesday night at 8pm.


Women's Basketball

Saint Vincent College sophomore Melissa Mansur (St. Pius X) had eight points, five rebounds and five steals in an 85-48 blowout win over Bethany. Mansur had four assists, three steals and two boards in an 80-67 win over Geneva.

The Mercury



Waynesburg repeats as PAC champion: Waynesburg University won its second consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference wrestling championship Friday night at the PAC tournament held at Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.

Observer Reporter


District College Notebook: Waynesburg star excels in two sports
Brandon Fedorka is a rare individual for a couple of reasons. First, he is excelling in two varsity sports at Waynesburg University -- as a freshman. He became a starting defensive end on the football team halfway through the 2010 season and starts on the wrestling squad.
Post Gazette


Women's Swimming

Westminster College’s Caitlin Lehberger continues to rack up the victories. Lehberger, a junior from Wilmington, claimed four wins Saturday for the Lady Titans in an 187.5-103.5 decision over Mount Union.

Names in the Games


Washington & Jefferson senior guard Catlyn Kriston has become one of the country's best 3-point shooters.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


College roundup: Strong finish nets W&J come-from-behind win
Paul Matthews scored nine of his team-high 15 points in the final five minutes Wednesday to rally Washington & Jefferson to its second-straight PAC victory, 64-56, over Westminster at Henry Memorial Center.

Observer Reporter


Waynesburg University to Host 2011 PAC NCAA D3 Wrestling Championships

WEXFORD, Pa. – The 2011 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Wrestling Championships will take place at the Rudy Marisa Gymnasium on the campus of Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, Pa., this Friday, February 11, 2011, beginning at 5 p.m.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Dishin & Swishin - Brian Neal

Interview with Thomas More women's head basketball coach.

WSTR Radio


Bethany Holds Off Saint Vincent for 65-57 Win

LATROBE, Pa. – Sophomore James Barton (Bethel Park, Pa.) led four scorers in double figures with 19 points and the Bethany College men’s basketball team, who led by 17 at halftime, held off a late charge by Saint Vincent to post a 65-57 victory Wednesday night in Latrobe.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Thomas More (Ky.) 105, Waynesburg 82

Four Saints finished in double figures and 14-of-16 players scored at least one basket as the Yellow Jackets lost on the road in Kentucky in PAC action.

The Herald-Standard


Wednesday's district college basketball highlights

Chatham 60, Geneva 48 Chatham finished the first half on an 8-0 to stretch the lead to 10, and Geneva (8-14) never recovered. Beth DeLuca (Blackhawk) led Geneva with 17 points, and Alyse Scarsella (Monaca) added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Beaver County Times



Women's Soccer
NEW WILMINGTON – Senior Danielle Struble of Curwensville was one of three Westminster players who earned recognition for academics from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) last month.



Presidents' Athletic Conference

In 2010, Washington & Jefferson (32-12) joined Thomas More (33-16) in the Mideast regional in 2010, the first time two teams from the PrAC represented the conference in the playoffs. Thomas More advanced when they won their first PrAC conference title and the Presidents received one of fifteen at-large bids. In 2011, Thomas More should have the team to bring them a second PrAC title.


Briggs leads Westminster past Waynesburg
Junior forward Robb Briggs (Knoch) collected 18 points and a team-high seven rebounds for the Division III Titans (5-16, 2-9) in an 86-61 win over Waynesburg last week.

Tarentum Valley News

Haupt named to Presidents' Athletic Conference Honor Roll

Local gridiron standout Scott Haupt has received yet another honor. Haupt, a freshman at Waynesburg University, has been named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference Honor Roll. Haupt, one of seven football players at WU to be named, has a 3.6 grade-point average in his major of pre-physical therapy. He is the son of Stacey and Brian Haupt of Boonsboro.

Herald Mail


College Corner Tidbits

Northern Cambria graduate Brittany Sedlock was named the the Capital One Academic All-District first team squad in the small college division for her performance on the court and in the classroom at St. Vincent.

The Altoona Mirror

Swimmer Ryan earns conference accolade
State College graduate Jenny Ryan earned President’s Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week honors for the week of Feb. 1 for her performance against Wooster where she won three events in the meet. It is Ryan’s second PAC Swimmer of the Week award this season. She also earned the honor on November 8.
The Centre Daily Times

Tolliver, Long honored for academics by CoSIDA
Thomas More sophomore guards Chelsea Tolliver (Simon Kenton High School) and Allison Long (Conner High) were named Capital One Academic All-District IV by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Tolliver, who carries a 4.00 grade point average (GPA) in business, was named to the second team. Long was named to the third team and carries a 4.00 GPA in secondary education.


Bethany Taormina Recognized as PAC Player of the Week

WEXFORD, Pa. – After nearly averaging a double-double in two wins last week, Bethany College sophomore Kayla Taormina (Center Twp., Pa./Quigley) was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Week for Feb. 7.

Ohio Valley Athletics


PAC honors Fedorka
Waynesburg University freshman Brandon Fedorka was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week after winning all four of his bouts.

The Herald-Standard


GTs, Lions accomplish missions
BEAVER FALLS — Both the Penn State Beaver and Geneva College men’s basketball teams have postseason aspirations. When the teams met at Metheny Field House Monday night, however, there were different goals to be accomplished. PSB coach Marcess Williams is trying to get some consistency out of his young team, while his counterpart Jeff Santarsiero needed his team to get back to the kind of lock-down defense that had earned a 15-6 record to that point.

Beaver County Times



New home suits Highlands grad
Bethany College got a steal when Highlands graduate Reece Mabery arrived this school year.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Hardie challenge
With designs on raising funds for the American Cancer Society, Chris Hardie will run four marathons in four days.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Washington & Jefferson Defeats Wheeling Jesuit
The Washington & Jefferson College women’s swimming and diving team became the third squad in school history to finish the dual-meet season with an undefeated record after knocking off Division II Wheeling Jesuit 143-111 on Saturday afternoon at the Henry Memorial Natatorium.


Martin Overcomes Adversity
WHEELING - Some of you will recall a story two years ago leading up to what was then called the Friends of Coal Classic football extravaganza, about Brandon Martin, a lineman for national powerhouse Lakeland, Fla. Martin, just a sophomore at the time was battling an injury.

The Intelligencer - Wheeling


Local Sports Briefs: Lohr claims title

BEREA, Ohio — The Waynesburg University wrestling team won its third tournament title of the season on Saturday by taking top honors at the 25th annual John Summa Memorial Tournament, which was hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College.

The Daily American


Two DIII conferences have Super Bowl ties
Two Division III conferences have ties to this weekend’s Super Bowl XLV featuring the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.



Women's Swimming

Westminster College women’s swimmer Caitlin Lehberger was part of a record Saturday against St. Vincent College.

New Castle News



Perfect season for W&J women's swimming: The Washington & Jefferson College women's swimming and diving team became the third squad in school history to finish the dual-meet season with an undefeated record after knocking off NCAA Division II Wheeling Jesuit 143-111 Saturday afternoon at Henry Memorial Center.

Observer Reporter


Small college basketball: Shaky second half dooms W&J
Washington & Jefferson's women's basketball team gave Thomas More, the No. 1-ranked team in NCAA Division III, a scare for 20 minutes before falling to the Saints 61-48 Saturday afternoon in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game at Henry Memorial Center.

Observer Reporter


John Summa Memorial Tournament

Waynesburg captured the tournament title as well as gold in three classes. Alex Crown earned first-place honors in 125 pounds with a 9-3 decision over Baldwin-Wallace's Jeremy Dombrady.

The Herald-Standard


Thomas More Falls Short at Washington & Jefferson
(WASHINGTON, Pa.) - The Thomas More College men's basketball team had two players reach double-figure scoring, but it wasn't enough as the Saints fell, 68-64, to Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) rival Washington & Jefferson College today (Saturday, February 5, 2011) at the Henry Memorial Center.


Bethany Wins 59-43 at Grove City

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The Bethany College men’s basketball team (15-6, 8-3) overcame a sluggish first half to claim a 59-43 victory at Grove City (5-16, 2-9) Saturday, which lifted the Bison back into second place in the PAC.

Ohio Valley Athletics


District College Highlights

Saint Vincent 79, Geneva College 66: Geneva wasted a 10-point halftime lead in suffering just its second home loss of the season and falling to 15-6. Saint Vincent shot 54 percent in the second half, while holding Geneva to just 38 percent. Drew Santarsiero led the Golden Tornadoes with 15 points, while Rich Colick had 14.

Beaver County Times



W&J women to play D-III's No. 1 team
The Washington & Jefferson College women's basketball team has lost three consecutive games and faces the task today of playing the top-ranked team in Division III, according to the USA Today/ESPN coaches and polls.

Observer Reporter



Thiel 30, Washington & Jefferson 13 - Albert Gallatin grad Matt Lowry won a 6-0 decision at 165 pounds, helping the Tomcats to a Presidents' Athletic Conference victory over the Presidents.

The Herald-Standard


Sports briefs: Lohr listed in rankings

WAYNESBURG — Luke Lohr, a freshman 149-pounder on the Waynesburg University wrestling team, has been featured in the latest national rankings.

The Daily American


Bison Eye Chance to Move up PAC Standings Saturday at Grove City

BETHANY – After starting the week trying to stay out of the bottom two spots in the PAC standings, the Bethany College women’s basketball team could move all the way up to fourth place if they come away with a victory from their trip to Grove City for a 1 p.m. tip-off Saturday.

Ohio Valley Athletics



Bison Try to Bounce Back Saturday at Grove City

BETHANY - After missing a chance to move into a tie for first place in the conference, the Bethany College men’s basketball team will try to regain momentum when they travel to Grove City for a PAC contest at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Ohio Valley Athletics

Albert Scores Head Coaching Gig
BRIDGWATER, Va. - One of the top volleyball players the area has produced is on her way to uncharted territory. Former Philipsburg-Osceola star Erin Albert was recently announced as the new head volleyball coach at Division III Bridgewater College. It's Albert's first head coaching job, following a two-year stint as an assistant at Chatham University outside of Pittsburgh.
The Clearfield Progress

Way U's Teams Ranked
The Waynesburg University men's and women's track and field teams are ranked in the NCAA Division III Mideast Region top-10.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard


Titans Snap Road Losing Streak in Decisive Fashion at Waynesburg
WAYNESBURG, Pa. - Behind a career-high 25 points from freshman guard Anthony Thomas (New Castle, Pa./Union), the Westminster College men's basketball team snapped the longest road losing streak in team history. The Titans won at Waynesburg, 86-61, Wednesday night to end a 17-game road losing streak.


Track & Field: Westminster 2011 Season Outlook
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Athletes on the Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams really have a chance to leave a lasting impression on their programs as they enter the 2011 season. The women's track and field team has won the last three Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championships. No other team among Westminster's 18 varsity sports teams has won four straight PAC titles since the school joined the league in 2000-01 and became eligible for championships in 2002-03.




Thomas More College Loses at the Buzzer
(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - The Thomas More College men's basketball team fell, 65-63, to Geneva College tonight (Wednesday, February 2, 2011) at the Connor Convocation Center on a shot at the buzzer.


Small college basketball: Presidents' fast start fizzles out
LATROBE - Dennis Bassich and Tauvon Pettiford both scored 21 points to lead St. Vincent past Washington & Jefferson 65-54 Wednesday evening in PAC men''s basketball action at the Carey Center.

Observer Reporter



Waynesburg 63, Westminster 53 - The Yellow Jackets kept their winning ways alive in PAC action, building on a 5-point halftime lead for a 10-point victory over the visiting Lady Titans.

The Herald-Standard


Hilko becomes first in Chatham history to eclipse 1,000-point milestone
Earlier this month, Chatham University senior guard and 2007 Norwin grad Kayla Hilko became the first player in Chatham history to surpass 1,000 career points.

Norwin Star


College Roundup: Cold isn't stopping area athletes from succeeding

Women's Soccer: Danielle Struble, Westminster: The Lady Titan soccer player was named to the PAC Academic Honor Roll after maintaining a strong GPA during the fall semester. A senior, Struble is finishing up her studies in financial economics.

The Progress



Campus Corner: Men's Swimming

NEW WILMINGTON – Seniors twins Chris and John Bodle of Clearfield placed in the top three in two events apiece as Westminster (7-3) remained atop the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with a 135.5-95.5 win over Saint Vincent in the Westminster Natatorium Saturday.


Packers player, coach have ties to Washington
ARLINGTON, Texas - It's a long way from Washington County to Green Bay, but it's a journey a Green Bay Packers player and assistant coach have made.

Observer Reporter


Super Bowl full of Washington & Jefferson products
Roger Goodell always wanted to work in the NFL. Upon graduating from Washington & Jefferson in 1981, he sent a letter to every team about getting an opportunity — in the front office, an unpaid internship, anything. Only the New York Jets responded, and that's how the NFL commissioner got his start.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

College wrestling: Waynesburg University took a commanding early lead in the lighter weights then held off NCAA Division II member West Liberty State, 22-16, to conclude the dual-meet portion of its schedule Tuesday night at Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.

Observer Reporter



Waynesburg University 22, Liberty State 16 - The Yellow Jackets led 18-0 in the match before West Liberty rallied to cut the deficit to 18-16.

The Herald-Standard



Women’s basketball
Dana Bors (Lebanon) has scored 40 points (2.5 average) this season for the Thomas More College women’s basketball, which earned its first-ever No. 1 national ranking in Division III last week.

Middletown Journal


PAC Tabs Bethany's Alexander as Player of the Week

WEXFORD, Pa. – After posting a pair of double-doubles in two wins last week, Bethany College junior British Alexander (Dayton, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) has been selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 31.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Lowry honored by PAC
Thiel junior grappler Matt Lowry has been named PAC Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

The Herald -Standard


PAC Lead on the Line Wednesday When Bethany Hosts Thiel

BETHANY – The top spot in the PAC will be on the line Wednesday night when the Bethany College men’s basketball team (14-5, 7-2) hosts current league leader Thiel (13-6, 8-1) at Hummel Field House in an 8 p.m. tip-off.

Ohio Valley Athletics


Campus Corner: Swimming
Kate Wilt (Bellefonte, Grove City) swept the breaststroke events in a 165.5-134.5 win over Wooster. She won the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.23 and the 200 in 2:32.44.
The Centre Daily Times


No. 1 Thomas More women win 19th without a loss, defeating Westminster 53-37
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Senior center Nicole Dickman (Notre Dame Academy) scored a game-high 14 points to lead the top-ranked Thomas More College women's basketball team to a 53-37 win over Westminster College Saturday in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game at Buzz Ridl Gymnasium.



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